Questions about uninstalling softwares in Ubuntu, or uninstalling Ubuntu from a computer.

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How to create Windows XP LiveUSB using Ubuntu to replace it

I am using an Acer Aspire One netbook with no CD-disk drive, and would like to uninstall Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and install Windows XP in its place. The problem here is that I can't seem to find a program ...
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Remove ubuntu-gnome-desktop?

I've recently installed ubuntu-gnome-desktop on my Ubuntu 12.10 32 bit system. It all worked, but now I would like to remove it again, since I like Unity better. This includes undoing all changes like ...
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apt: ureadahead will be reprofiled on next reboot

I typed this command to remove a package and related configuration files: sudo apt-get --purge remove supervisor The command ended without errors but I got this message: ureadahead will be ...
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How do I uninstall ffmpeg?

I am using ubuntu 12.04. I had installed ffmpeg a while ago (so don't clearly remember whether it was from source or repo). Now, I am unable to uninstall it. I have tried the followin: $ sudo apt-get ...
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remove package with apt-get or dpkg [duplicate]

I am just wondering if I want to remove a package from my system say google-chome-stable, i have two ways of doing it: sudo apt-get remove google-chrome-stable and dpkg -r google-chrome-stable ...
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How do I un-install Ubuntu TV

Before I jump into the deep end of the pool and install this wonderful looking media app. My concerns are it's stability and my ability to revert my system back to it's pre-ubuntuTV state. Are there ...
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How to de-brand Ubuntu?

I am working on an Ubuntu Mod, and I would like to change the name/splash screen/login screen/etc in order to make it a more customized environment. I've been able to change all of the names shown ...
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How do I completely uninstall Google Chrome and Chromium?

I'm having a problem with Chrome and one of its extensions, so I want to completely uninstall everything. I've uninstalled Chrome through the Software Center, but when I reinstall it, all of my ...
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Unable to uninstall Wine apps

I recently ran the iTunes 10 installer in Wine and everything seemed to go well. Then, when I tried to run it, it would constantly crash/and the appearance would be glitchy. After looking at the Wine ...
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How to completely remove application [duplicate]

If I remove any application with sudo apt-get remove <applicationName>, the application is removed and then I can remove the repository later on. I have noticed that certain cached and config ...
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What's the name of PPA? (for ppa-purge)

I'm testing PPAs, so I commonly use ppa-purge, that restores my default versions. But I always have problem with the ppa name. What do I need to put as argument for ppa-purge? I always used my ...
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Ubuntu 12.04: Replacing pulseaudio with Alsa?

Because of skype sound issues I was told to replace pulseaudio with alsa. I only found a solution for Ubuntu 10.10. Does this still work for Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin? Or does it still not make ...
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Uninstalling skype

I installed skype on my ubuntu 12.10 computer, but after opening the program I discovered that I can't log in with facebook, witch is my skype account. so i'm trying to uninstall it. I followed this ...
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How to remove configuration files completely

Recently I uninstalled some software using sudo apt-get --purge autoremove, thinking that this would remove all traces of it including unused dependencies and configuration files. However I discovered ...
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How to uninstall Windows from a Dual Boot system?

I installed Ubuntu in the dual-boot configuration so that I can still boot up in Windows. But I just want to get Windows off of the machine. Anyone know how to do this without having to go through ...
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How to change Ubuntu into Lubuntu?

I want to install Lubuntu on my old desktop with 128MB of RAM. As the memory is not enough to run the graphical installer, I had to follow the minimal install from a minimal.iso file as described ...
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How do I uninstall LibreOffice?

Installing LibreOffice manually on Ubuntu 12.04 works great following the advice in this answer: http://askubuntu.com/a/182602/103893 It basically is a matter of downloading the most recent release ...
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How to re-install Software Center? [duplicate]

I've had a problem with Software Center for a few weeks, where it has just refused to delete a removed PPA from its "All Software" and "Installed Software" drop-down menus. I've tried many suggested ...
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Why removing gnome-core does not remove all of it's dependencies?

I installed gnome-core package on Ubuntu (minimal version for the beagle bone) and it was almost 600mb. However, when I try to un-install it using sudo apt-get autoremove gnome-core It removes ...
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Is it safe to uninstall thunderbird?

Actually I don't want it, I also don't want to install any updates of Thunderbird. So, whenever new updates available to download, I will manually deselect it from downloading. Thanks
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How can I uninstall a locale via command-line?

I have 5 unused locales on my system. How can I remove them via command line? I have use localepurge but it didn't work.
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How to completely remove firefox so it won't update?

I really don't like firefox, so the first thing I did after installation was install chromium as a browser and removed firefox via terminal using: sudo apt-get remove --purge firefox But every time ...
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How to uninstall mathematica 9 from Ubuntu?

I'd like to know how can I uninstall Mathematica from Ubuntu. apt-get remove does not work.
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Completely uninstall and reinstall OpenJDK

I searched askubuntu and tried the suggestions but failed .I try this question:How to completely uninstall/reinstall Java 1.I run sudo apt-cache search openjdk get the following: openjdk-6-dbg - ...
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How do I purge the Steam Installer?

From the related question here the first I did was purging Steam How do I remove Steam? The next step would then be to also remove related files in ~/.local/share/Steam and in addition to the ...
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How do I uninstall Kubuntu and install Ubuntu?

I want to uninstall Kubuntu and install Ubuntu, but I want to completely clear former installation first. How do I do it most unharmfully?
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What does it mean “Processing Triggers for…” after installing/Uninstalling?

When i uninstalled a deb package i get this: Processing triggers for bamfdaemon ... Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf.index... Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ... ...
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Downgrade from one version to a previous version? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to roll back Ubuntu to a previous version? Is it at all possible to downgrade from one version of Ubuntu to a previous version without doing a re-install similar to ...
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Synaptic remove “gedit” wants to remove “ubuntu-desktop”. How can I reinstall “gedit”?

I want to make a clean start with gedit; ie. remove all customization. Synaptic Package Manager, indicated that ubuntu-desktop would also be removed! Well, that sounded to be a bit on the ...
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Remove gcc from Ubuntu

I want to completely remove gcc from Ubuntu. I am using gcc 4.9 which happens to be the latest version. How can I remove it completely from my system?
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Completely Remove LXDE/Lubuntu Desktop Environment

I've install LXDE on my laptop due to Unity's disappointing performance. But now, I want to completely remove LXDE including it's entire list of programs that came installed with it. How do I go about ...
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How to fully remove the eclipse package?

I installed Eclipse via command apt-get install eclipse. This command completed correctly. After this, I run Eclipse and add some configurations: Added a new URL for "Available Software Sites". On ...
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How to properly remove packages

I would like to uninstall some packages, but I find that after I run the sudo apt-get remove <package-name> command I still have log files or other types of files running around. Is there a way ...
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Uninstalling Dependencies. Is This a Good Practice?

As far as I know I can uninstall a program from Ubuntu using this command... $ sudo dpkg -r packagename But this does not remove the dependencies while the packagename installed. To remove all ...
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Can I uninstall Compiz if only using Gnome-Shell?

I already know that I can uninstall Unity if I'm using Gnome-Shell exclusively, but I'm also wondering if it's safe to uninstall Compiz when I'm only using Gnome-Shell, since as far as I know, ...
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How to uninstall OpenOffice?

I want to completely remove open office from my system. What packages do I need to uninstall to remove it completely? I am using Ubuntu 10.10.
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How do I uninstall Nautilus-Elementary?

Looking at the associated packages, I'm concerned about breaking Nautilus if I try and uninstall Nautilus-Elementary. Can someone please advise me on the best way to remove it?
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Why removing Amazon also remove other packages?

If I want to uninstall the Amazon WebApp that comes by default in the newest versions of Ubuntu, it ask me to remove other software as well. As you can see in the next picture, it is forcing me to ...
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Uninstall Evince while retaining update and upgrade ability

I tried to uninstall Evince but got a message that doing so would remove ubuntu-desktop which appears to be needed to update or upgrade the system. Can we remove Evince and retain update and upgrade ...
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How to uninstall Windows 8?

I do not want to dual-boot, I want my PC to solely run Ubuntu. How can I do this? I've tried everything and it just won't work. I am currently running Windows 8 and want to run Ubuntu 12.10. I've ...
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How can I remove the default application indicators, like the power or the volume indicator, in Unity?

After installing a bunch of new application indicators, I realized that I was using a lot of the top-bar space, and wanted to get rid of some default indicators to have more space. Is this somehow ...
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How to uninstall a program installed through Wine

I installed Picasa 3.9 with Wine, but I did not like it, and now I want to delete it. I tried uninstalling Picasa with the option from Picasa help menu but it didn't work. How do I fully ...
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How does one remove applications installed through “python setup.py install”?

I have two applications that I attempted to install, but they didn't work and now I can't get rid of them. They were both installed through sudo python setup.py install so there aren't any actual ...
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Are any programs not safe to uninstall?

As we know, Ubuntu comes with a lot installed on it. Many of them I either don't know what it does or just don't use. Which applications are safe to uninstall? I use mainly the basic stuff, FireFox, ...
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Why does removing Firefox install another browser?

I want to remove Firefox (with sudo apt-get purge firefox*) but without installing the Epiphany browser. How can I do this? I want to remove Firefox because I want to use Google Chrome as my default ...
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What's the equivalent of “add or remove programs” in Ubuntu?

I wanted to install the plugin TeXlipse (installation instructions) and for that I am supposed to remove any previous version of it. Maybe the eclipse GUI is sufficient to achieve this end. What's ...
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Ubuntu is kde styled after install AND removal

I installed kubuntu-desktop and every thing was fine. Then later when I actually logged in to Kde, I decided that I still like Unity better so I ran sudo apt-get purge kubuntu-desktop && ...
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How to remove lubuntu-desktop from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have installed lubuntu-desktop in my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Now I want to get pure Ubuntu. How can I revert back to Ubuntu only ? Note: I have searched in the google and found solutions for 12.04 / ...
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How do you uninstall wine 1.5?

I installed Wine through the terminal using these commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install wine1.5 I know that I've removed at least part of ...
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Can I uninstall Caribou without messing up Gnome?

I just installed the Gnome Tweak Tool in order to change my icon theme to Faenza, but it seems to have installed some other program named Caribou, which I think is an onscreen keyboard program, with ...